Hugh’s Journals

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The feature Hugh’s Journals has appeared here on Sundays. For some basic background on Rev. Hugh Bebb Jones and his notebooks click here.

Today I am resurrecting an old feature from MontanaWriter. Above there is a link to some basic background on Rev. Hugh Bebb Jones and his notebooks.

Today I feature a photo of Hugh and three quotes from his journals. It is the third one, from systematic theologian Paul Tillich, that most caught my eye. All three quotes were typed-up in August of 1968.

Those who remember their history will recall that August 1968 was a tumultuous time in American history: riots, the Democratic Convention in Chicago, and the Vietnam War. These things were obviously much on Hugh’s mind as he preached, read, and kept up his journals.

On August 4th, 1968, the day these notes are dated, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane were playing sets as part of a very controversial Newport Pop Music Festival.

The world was changing. Hugh’s Presbyterian congregants were looking for answers, hope, and the way forward in this new and confusing reality.

“Rev. Hugh B. Jones”

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